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Jeff Jacobs: It Was Time For Sox To Bring In Dombrowski And Clean House

Jeff Jacobs: It Was Time For Sox To Bring In Dombrowski And Clean House

BOSTON — On June 2, Red Sox owner John Henry insisted Ben Cherington would be his general manager for "a very long time." A very long time turned out to be 77 days. Granted, they were 77 excruciating days when the Red Sox pitching often stank, the defense was equally odious and a team anchored by a number of wretched Cherington acquisitions, anchored itself in last place in the American League East for the third time in four years. Still, 77 days is not — by any metric of a metric-infatuated franchise — a very long time. "At the beginning, I did not believe we would necessarily lose Ben if we were successful at bringing Dave aboard," Henry said...

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